RESEARCH GOALS

The major long-range goals of the Environmental Toxicology program are:

  • to elucidate mechanisms through which chemicals and biological agents in the environment induce pathogenesis;
  • to study the effects of environmental pollutants and industrial chemicals as modifiers of physiological and pathological status and the influence of host factors such as nutritional status, disease states on toxicity and carcinogenicity of chemicals; and
  • to develop new methods for detection of environmental toxicants.